Pet Travel to St. Martin / Sint Maarten

Start with the Import Guide and Overview.

  • The pet must have a valid import permit to travel to St. Maarten. The import permit will be valid for 30 days from date of issue.
  • The requirements for traveling with your pet are described in the health certificate. Government endorsement of the health certificate is required after it has been issued by an Accredited Veterinarian.

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1. The animal must be at least fifteen (15) weeks old.
2. The animal must be marked with a microchip OR a readable tattoo applied before 2011.
3. The animal must be fully immunized against the Rabies virus through vaccination
administered by or under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian. The immunization
period must be valid for one (1) OR three (3) years at the time of entry into Sint Maarten.
a. An animal that has received a Rabies vaccination for the first-time or is revaccinated
after the expiration date of the previous vaccination MUST undergo a twenty-one (21)
day waiting period to guarantee full immunization.
b. Animals that are revaccinated prior to the due date of the next vaccination are
exempted from the twenty-one (21) day waiting period.
c. The Rabies immunization information must be mentioned on the health certificate OR
on a separate Rabies certificate.
4. The animal has full immunization against the following viruses according to its species
through vaccination administered by or under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian:
a. Canine (Dogs): Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza (DHLPP
Vaccine), Bordetella,
b. Feline (Cats): Leukemia, Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia, Pneumonitis
5. The animal has been administered parasitic treatment(s) by or under the supervision of a
licensed veterinarian (e.g., NexGuard, Bravecto, Frontline, etc.) to treat and further prevent
internal and external parasites (particularly the Amblyomma sp. And Boophillus sp.). The
treatment(s) must be valid at the time of entry into Sint Maarten.
a. The product information, treatment date, and validity period of the treatment must be
mentioned on the health certificate.
6. The animal is free from clinical signs of communicable, contagious, or infectious cutaneous

  • If you are arriving at a port of entry such as Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA), then you are entering the Dutch part of the island, Sint Maarten which has different (live animal) import regulations from that of Saint-Martin (French Part).
  • All required documents MUST BE IN ENGLISH OR ACCOMPANIED BY ENGLISH TRANSLATION and in Adobe PDF format under 5 megabytes (MB) to be successfully attached to the application when submitted.
  • Up to three (3) animals can be submitted on one (1) application. If you are travelling with more than this amount you must submit a new application for additional animals.
  • Emotional support and service animals are NOT EXEMPTED from the live animal import conditions for Sint Maarten.
  • If your application is incomplete or contains inconsistencies, we will contact you directly through the email provided on the application form.​​

More Questions? Contact the Government and receive more information.